Whelen Motorsports

Coby Captures First Magic Mile Win

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Fifth Win Of The Season For Whelen Modified Tour Leader

LOUDON, N.H. (Sept. 22, 2012) – Doug Coby held on in a two-lap dash to the finish to win the F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday to score his fifth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win of the season.


It marked the seventh career win and first victory at the Magic Mile for the Milford, Conn., driver - who extended his lead in the championship standings.


In a race that featured lead changes on nearly every lap early on, Coby took command on Lap 84 and never relinquished the top spot. While he charged to the checkered flag after a restart with two laps remaining, second-place running Ted Christopher ended up slamming the wall after contact from Donny Lia, who went on to take the runner-up spot as the race finished under caution.


The race appeared to mark a turnaround for Coby - who started the season with top 10s in each of the first eight races, but had finishes of 11th, 13th and 22nd in the three outings leading to New Hampshire.


Following Coby and Lia across the finish line were Ron Silk, Ryan Newman and Rowan Pennink. Eric Beers, Richie Pallai Jr., Matt Hirschman, Ron Yuhas Jr. and Ryan Preece rounded out the top 10.


The F.W. Webb 100, the second of two visits by the tour this year to NHMS, was televised live on SPEED.


The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be back in action with the Carquest Fall Final at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 30.



NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR-F.W. Webb 100

Unofficial Results

Saturday

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, N.H.

Lap length: 1.058 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (2) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 100 laps, 96.817 mph.
2. (1) Donny Lia, Jericho, NY, Dodge, 100.
3. (3) Ron Silk, Norwalk, CT, Chevrolet, 100.
4. (6) Ryan Newman, South Bend, IN, Chevrolet, 100.
5. (11) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 100.
6. (16) Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa., Ford, 100.
7. (13) Richie Pallai, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100.
8. (20) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 100.
9. (12) Ron Yuhas, Jr., Groton, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.
10. (4) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Ford, 100.
11. (15) Eric Berndt, Cromwell, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.
12. (18) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, NY, Chevrolet, 100.
13. (24) Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn, Chevrolet, 100.
14. (22) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Pontiac, 100.
15. (27) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 100.
16. (19) Cole Powell, Mt. Brydges, Ontario, Canada, Chevrolet, 100.
17. (5) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 99, accident.
18. (9) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 99, accident.
19. (30) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 98.
20. (28) Mike Christopher, Plainville, CT, Dodge, 98.
21. (31) Johnny Bush, Huntington Station, NY, Chevrolet, 98.
22. (23) Bryon Chew, Mattituck, NY, Chevrolet, 97.
23. (7) Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 95.
24. (14) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, NH, Chevrolet, 94.
25. (21) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn, Ford, 92.
26. (8) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, NY, Chevrolet, 92.
27. (26) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 92.
28. (17) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 59, suspension.
29. (10) Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Ford, 32, engine.
30. (29) Steve Dickey, Londonderry, N.H., Chevrolet, 30, handling.
31. (25) Rob Fuller, Boylston, MA, Ford, 7, accident.


Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 5 minutes 34 seconds

Margin of Victory: Under Caution

Fastest Qualifier: D.Lia (129.763 mph, 29.352 seconds)

Caution Flags: 5 for 17 laps.

Lead Changes: 23 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders: D. Lia 1-3; R. Preece 4; D. Lia 5; R. Preece 6-11; R. Silk 12; R. Preece 13-14; R. Silk 15; R. Preece 16; R. Silk 17; R. Preece 18-19; D. Lia 20-23; R. Silk 24; D. Lia 25; D. Coby 26; D. Lia 27; D. Coby 28; D. Lia 29-45; P. Emerling 46; D. Lia 47-61; D. Coby 62-68; D. Lia 69-73; D. Coby 74-76; T. Christopher 77-83; D. Coby 84-100.

Standings: 1. D. Coby, 483; 2. R. Preece, 462; 3. R. Silk, 459; 4. D. Lia, 429; 5. T. Szegedy, 414; 6. J. Bonsignore, 401; 7. E. Beers, 399; 8. T. Christopher, 397; 9. J. Blewett, 389; 10. R. Yuhas, Jr., 380.